Making Evidence-Based Claims: 2005 Commencement Address Stanford University Steve Jobs

In order to make evidence-based claims, one must be able to draw explicit information from text. From here, learners take that information, analyze the text to develop a deeper understanding, and connect with the information in order to make a claim. They showcase their skill through a series of instructional techniques, active listening of Jobs' speech, independent reading, and writing. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the unit alone, or in conjunction with the other units in the series
Classroom Considerations
  • The second in a series of four units focused on meeting Common Core literacy proficiencies
  • Resource mentioned throughout the plan are available in the attached materials
  • The 31-page packet contains the five-part unit plan, background information, models, a link to Steve Jobs' speech, and reproducibles
  • Designed to meet Common Core English language arts standards
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